Are you part of a "Teacher Tribe"?

teacher tribe May 05, 2016

The idea for this week's post was inspired by the new teachers who attended my workshop last Saturday (TESL Peel in Ontario, Canada) and by Sylvia Duckworth - a very creative educator.  The Teacher Tribe graphic is one of many examples of Sylvia's brilliance (see more of her talents at https:[email protected]

 

According to my Gage Canadian dictionary, tribe has several meanings but the meaning that I want to use in this post is as follows:

 tribe (n): a group of people having a common interest, profession, etc. 

Maybe you haven't thought about being part of a "teacher tribe".  I never did until last weekend.  This is how it happened.

Last Saturday, I presented at a TESL Conference.  My workshop was entitled "How to Survive and Thrive as a New ESL Teacher".  In the first activity, I asked teachers to complete the following sentence "Being a New Teacher is"...

Before you read their answers, what do you think they...

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